Funny - back in the days when we walked to the river to feed the hungry, I remember somebody telling us it was foolish to give our money to a homeless man because he would just spend it on drugs and alcohol.Then again, I'd be in far over my head if I was never allowed to change my views, and I really like the conclusion.
By somebody, do you mean me? I'm sure at times I've said and thought this.I think it's defensible to not give your money to homeless people if it's motivated out of love, i.e., 1) if you don't want them to hurt themselves with drugs/alcohol, or 2) if you honestly can say that it's a stewardship issue and you're money is prededicated to another cause.But I do think that too often we use these ideas as fig leafs to cover our stinginess. And I don't think you get to claim 'stewardship' until you first can claim 'willingness.'
I've enjoyed these 'you've heard it said... but I say.' Can you keep them up?http://jackswords.com
Yes, you. But I've thought the same thing myself, too.I think part of our problem is that willingness is easy... to claim.
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